‘ The GS has it all covered’
If you want the best mix of skills, the GS is the one to have. Touring, sporty riding, city commuting or even serious off-road, it has it all covered to a very high level. The RS is sportier but isn’t quite as practical, the R is more stylish but lacks wind protection, and the RT is a better tourer but heavy to manoeuvre at low speed. The GS will match all of their strengths for 99% of the time as it is such a brilliant all-rounder. The only real negative is they’re so common. But there’s a reason for that.